Photo: Frances Hatch in Poole, South West

Frances Hatch

Artist, Teacher

Direct work in the landscape is central to my practice. The environments within which I work currently include Devon, The Isle of Purbeck along The Jurassic Coast and the North West Highlands of Scotland. Antarctica holds enduring significance. Each site has its own palette and demands something particular of me… at times I integrate colour (gouache, acrylic or watercolour) with what is available in the landscape and at others the found material offers all. When painting with material ‘of the place’ I feel a narrowing of the separation between it’s transience and my own. By grubbing around for my tools and pigments I make discoveries about a place that I might otherwise miss. If I return, even a day later, a different set of possibilities arise because I’m different and I’m encountering matter, water, light and air that continually fluctuate. read full statement

Location Poole, South West
Activities Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops
Artforms Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags drawing, painting, lecture, landscape, earths, workshop, West Dean College, plein air, on location, water-based
Website http://www.franceshatch.co.uk

News & Events

  • RESIDENCY AT DURLSTON CASTLE. 24 May- 8 June 2014

    A 2 week residency at Durlston Country Park just outside Swanage for the duration of Dorset Art Weeks. I'll be based on site, exhibiting and generating new work.

  • LYNN PAINTER-STAINERS PRIZE

    17/03/2014 – 22/03/2014
    MALL GALLERIES, THE MALL, LONDON SW1

    LYNN PAINTER-STAINERS PRIZE EXHIBITION: 17 - 22 MARCH 2014, 10am-5pm daily The 85 shortlisted paintings by 78 artists will be on show at the Mall Galleries. I have 2 pieces in the exhibition.

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